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Fortnite Suffers Epic 7-Hour Downtime During Winterfest Event

  • Epic Games Store also exhibited issues with players logging in
  • Winterfest holiday event rewards players for completing quests

Epic Games Inc.’s Fortnite was down for roughly seven hours on Wednesday, with the lengthy outage coming after two weeks of server issues.

The online battle royale game, which recently began its Chapter 3 with significant changes to the environment, started posing problems for players logging in and seeking a match around 11 a.m. New York time and game servers remained offline due to “stability issues” until close to 7 p.m., according to Epic’s Fortnite Status Twitter account. Additional issues with logging in to the Epic Games Store were also reported by users, making it impossible for them to play other games on their Epic account, online or offline.